The Force is Strong With this Vader Typography

Star Wars fan rejoice, for this typography design of Darth Vader captures the famous face and words of this favorite misunderstood Star Wars villain.

Vader Full Size

Designed by Evan Travelstead for an advanced type and design project, the portrait of this dark enemy truly captures the terror that Vader struck into the hearts of his underlings as well as those fighting against him. The varied gradient of white and grays give the image a sense of shading and really bring out the key features of the Vader helmet like the gas mask, conical for of the helmet and the raised ridge above the eye to appear more intimidating.

What’s more interesting, besides the look of words to form Darth Vader are the words themselves. Some of the most famous lines spoken by this antagonist appear in the design. While s few are a bit too small to read from the picture, a few stand out:

Vader Closeup

  • I am your father
  • I find your lack of faith disturbing
  • You do not know the power of the dark side
  • I have been waiting for you Obi-Wan. We meet again at last.
  • Your destiny lies with me, Skywalker.

… and more. Unfortunately, a handful of these quotes are cut off and some areas are simply just some words jumbled together. Other quotes are repeated. It might have been interesting to have all the quotes completely different as Vader has several. Note, that these quotes are only from the original trilogy (Parts 4, 5 and 6).

Vader Face Closeup

Overall, if this was ever made into a poster, plenty of people familiar with the Star Wars franchise would  probably pick it up. It combines the intimidation of Vader along with his words to create a great homage to one of the most famous movie villains.

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